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UK Government Survey Shows 45% of Britons Would Ban Cryptocurrencies for Environmental Reasons

UK Government Survey Shows 45% of Britons Would Ban Cryptocurrencies for Environmental Reasons

Just before the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP-26), the UK government polled 3,071 adults from Britain to ask them their opinions on cryptocurrencies and the crypto industry’s effects on climate change. According to the survey, 45% of Britons would support banning crypto assets for environmental reasons and 18% would oppose a ban. Even though 45% of the polled crowd would ban crypto assets, very few respondents think a ban would be effective.

45% of British Adults Surveyed Would Ban Crypto Assets Over Climate Change Concerns

This week climate change has been more topical than usual because of the COP-26 event being held in Glasgow. COP-26 is basically a conference hosted by the UN where global participants discuss solutions for mitigating climate change. Political party members who attend typically make national pledges in order to combat the so-called climate crisis. During this year’s COP-26, the U.K. government decided to survey 3,071 Britons before the event started to get opinions about climate change and cryptocurrencies.

UK Government Survey Shows 45% of Britons Would Ban Cryptocurrencies for Environmental Reasons

The survey’s researchers note that the “environmental impact of cryptocurrency is well-documented” despite the fact there are large discrepancies with the data that shows the impact. “A new Yougov survey looking at support for different measures finds that Britons tend to support banning cryptocurrency for environmental reasons,” the researchers detail. “By 45% to 18%, Britons say they would support banning cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in order to help tackle climate change, including 29% who would ‘strongly support’ it.”

Young Adults More Inclined to Support Banning Cryptos — Far Fewer People Think a Ban Would Be Effective

Age played a key factor in the Yougov survey as the youngest adults were more inclined to support banning crypto assets for environmental concerns. While men and women both had roughly the same amount of people willing to ban cryptocurrencies, men are twice as likely to be opposed (25% vs 12%). “Women are more likely to have answered ‘don’t know’ on the topic (45% vs 28%),” explained the Yougov researchers. Older adults were far less likely to choose to ban crypto assets over climate change.

UK Government Survey Shows 45% of Britons Would Ban Cryptocurrencies for Environmental Reasons

The most interesting part of the survey is that while 45% of the British respondents said they would support a ban, fewer people agreed a ban would be effective. Despite the mob mentality to ban cryptos, Yougov’s survey participants show “Britons are doubtful” ban mandates would actually work. “Only a quarter (26%) think that banning cryptocurrency would be effective at tackling climate change,” the Yougov survey concludes. “While Britons support banning cryptocurrency by 45% to 18% to help combat climate change, they think it will be ineffective at doing so by 32% to 26%,” the poll researchers add.

What do you think about the latest Yougov survey from the UK government that says 45% of British adults would ban cryptos to help fight climate change? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Polygon Deploys Fiat on-Ramps via Alchemy Pay, Enabling Direct Fiat Payments for DeFi

Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform onboarding millions to Web3, has announced the addition of convenient and flexible fiat payment onramps for the Polygon Network, thanks to a new partnership with Alchemy Pay.

Alchemy Pay will create a bridge between fiat and crypto payments by embedding into the Polygon Network, enabling any Polygon-based protocol to set up a fiat on-ramp. The new capability is expected to propel the next phase of growth for Polygon’s DeFi ecosystem.

More than 4,000 hosted applications within Polygon’s DeFi ecosystem will now be able to enact transactions on their DeFi apps via direct fiat on-ramps to traditional financial payment platforms like Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and multiple local payment channels around the world. The move will also simplify DeFi app payments on e-commerce platforms, such as Shopify and other networks. Alchemy Pay currently handles $5 million daily transactions, primarily from Asia and Europe. A greater volume of US transactions is expected after Shopify completes integration with Polygon by the end of 2021.

Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, said: “DeFi protocols have been flourishing but challenges with Ethereum’s usability at a global scale have slowed development. Scaling solutions are vital to DeFi’s ability to go mainstream. Polygon is already solving the problem of Ethereum’s slow and costly transactions, and now thanks to Alchemy Pay, we can provide an essential gateway between fiat and crypto transactions. This development opens up new capital inroads that will propel users of polygon’s DeFi ecosystem onto the next level in their commercial development.”

Polygon’s full-stack scaling solution is leading the way in reducing congestion on the Ethereum mainchain. In September, the number of daily active users on Polygon regularly surpassed those on Ethereum. Rather than being a competitor to Ethereum, however, Polygon facilitates the use of platforms on the Ethereum network.

Still, DeFi advocates recognize that Ethereum also needs to find more ways to accept fiat into the ecosystem. The network’s ability to handle transactions between fiat and cryptocurrencies will be crucial for attracting new users.

“The Integration of fiat payment options is key to the goal of a frictionless payment experience on crypto networks,” said John Tan, CEO of Alchemy Pay. “It will reduce the tendency of users to hold tokens long term, and make it more appealing to use them within decentralized apps. This, in turn, will appeal to developers who want to build DApps that people can actually use. Both Polygon and Alchemy Pay enable people to use blockchain apps and DeFi platforms rather than just speculate on the tokens.”

Nailwal added: “With the hybrid crypto-fiat support of Alchemy Pay, Polygon now will have a much broader scope for development as well as a stronger appeal for adoption. By empowering Polygon and Ethereum with more seamless and flexible fiat-crypto payment channels, Alchemy Pay is supporting the DeFi sector at a fundamental level.”

Polygon and Alchemy Pay are also part of a newly-forming Blockchain Infrastructure Alliance (BIA) of industry infrastructure builders and leaders. The BIA is made up of crypto exchanges, stablecoin issuers, DeFi platforms, payment solutions, and other essential roles to jointly promote and drive the growth and advance of the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. The BIA funds blockchain research and nurtures projects that seek to optimise decentralised finance and blockchain infrastructure.

About Alchemy Pay

Alchemy Pay is an integrated fiat and cryptocurrency gateway solutions provider, powering seamless crypto and fiat acceptance for merchant networks, developers and financial institutions. The company drives adoption of blockchain technology by making crypto investment, commercial transactions, and DeFi services readily accessible to consumers and institutions in the fiat economy. Today, Alchemy Pay supports over 60 countries with 200 payment channels and has touchpoints with more than 2 million merchants through partnerships with industry giants such as Binance, Shopify, Arcadier, QFPay and more.


About Polygon

Polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to all major scaling and infrastructure solutions: L2 solutions (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid solutions, stand-alone and enterprise chains, data availability solutions, and more. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 3000+ applications hosted, ~600M total transactions processed, ~60M unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured.


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Apple’s CEO Owns Crypto – Tim Cook Thinks ‘It’s Reasonable to Own as Part of a Diversified Portfolio’

Apple's CEO Owns Crypto - Tim Cook Thinks 'It’s Reasonable to Own as Part of a Diversified Portfolio'

The CEO of the tech giant Apple, Tim Cook disclosed that he owns cryptocurrency and said that he thinks it’s reasonable to own it as part of a diversified portfolio.” Cook’s statements stemmed from an appearance with the New York Times Dealbook’s host Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tells the Press He Owns Crypto and It’s Something Apple Is ‘Looking At’

The cryptocurrency economy has been on a tear and recently captured $3 trillion in value this week as bitcoin (BTC) and a number of other crypto assets reached all-time price highs. The value of the crypto economy is now more than $500 billion larger than the market capitalization of Apple. The crypto economy also grew significantly faster in value than the American multinational technology company.

Meanwhile, Apple’s CEO disclosed that he owns crypto and the executive thinks that its reasonable to add to a portfolio. When asked if he owns crypto, Cook responded: “I do. I think it’s reasonable to own it as part of a diversified portfolio.” Furthermore, Cook was asked what he thought about “potentially accepting [cryptocurrency] through Apple Pay or otherwise.” The Apple CEO replied:

Um, it’s something that we’re looking at. It’s not something we have immediate plans to do. I would sort of characterize it as there are things that I wouldn’t do like our cash balance. I wouldn’t go invest that in crypto, not because I wouldn’t invest my own money in crypto, but because I don’t think people buy Apple stock to get exposure to crypto.

Cook Has Been Interested in Crypto for a While and Researches the Subject

On Twitter, Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor responded to Cook’s cash balance statements and said: “If Apple were to add support for Bitcoin to the iPhone and convert their treasury to a Bitcoin Standard, it would be worth at least a trillion dollars to their shareholders.” Many other digital currency proponents shared the Apple CEO’s statements as they were extremely pleased to hear the technology company’s executive has a hand in the crypto bucket.

After Cook said that he thinks it’s reasonable to own it as a part of a diversified portfolio, the Apple CEO further stressed: “I’m not giving anybody investment advice, by the way.” Cook added that he’s been researching crypto for some time now and he believes it is fascinating.”I’ve been interested in it for a while and I’ve, you know, been researching it and so forth. And so I think it’s interesting,” Cook noted.

What do you think about Apple’s CEO Tim Cook saying that he has been researching crypto for a while now and owns cryptocurrencies as well? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Government Official Says Zimbabwe Currently Gathering Views on Cryptocurrencies

An official with the Zimbabwean government recently confirmed the country’s administration is currently gathering views about cryptocurrencies from knowledgeable persons.

Government’s Lingering Concerns

Charles Wekwete, who is the head of the e-government unit, suggested that the country will only adopt a formal position on cryptocurrencies once the consultation process is complete.

According to a Sunday News report, Wekwete — who addressed delegates that attended an IT summit that was held in Victoria Falls — made the comments while responding to an inquiry from the attendees. The attendees had asked Wekwete if the Zimbabwean government’s position on cryptocurrencies had shifted.

In his response, Wekwete starts by reiterating his government’s lingering concerns about cryptocurrencies and its fears these could be used to facilitate nefarious activities. However, Wekwete still went on to reveal that the Zimbabwean government is already working towards finding the appropriate regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The report quotes Wekwete explaining how this process has been proceeding:

So the government has put in place a mechanism to try and gather views from various sectors of society in order to eventually formulate policies. There have been pronouncements by the Minister of Finance and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and it’s such a complex area. Sooner or later the government will make statements but we have not gotten there yet, the consultative process is already underway.

Government Open to Ideas From Private Sector Players

In addition to the consultation process that is underway, Wekwete suggested his government is still open to ideas from private players that are not currently involved in this process.

Meanwhile, the report also quotes Allan Saruchera, the president of the Computer Society of Zimbabwe and one of the attendees, expressing his organization’s willingness to help the government. Saruchera suggested knowledgeable people from within the IT sector felt they had a responsibility “to share and showcase what can be done.”

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US Treasury Sanctions 2nd Cryptocurrency Exchange, DOJ Seizes $6.1 Million

US Treasury Sanctions 2nd Cryptocurrency Exchange, Seizes $6.1 Million

The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned a second cryptocurrency exchange “for facilitating financial transactions for ransomware actors.” Two ransomware operators have also been sanctioned and $6.1 million in funds were seized.

US Treasury Sanctions Another Cryptocurrency Exchange

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Monday that its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned ransomware operators and a cryptocurrency exchange.

Crypto exchange Chatex and its associated support network have been sanctioned “for facilitating financial transactions for ransomware actors,” the Treasury states. “Analysis of Chatex’s known transactions indicate that over half are directly traced to illicit or high-risk activities such as darknet markets, high-risk exchanges, and ransomware.”

Chatex has direct ties with Suex OTC, the first crypto exchange sanctioned by the OFAC on Sept. 21, the Treasury noted.

The OFAC also sanctioned Ukrainian Yaroslav Vasinskyi and Russian Yevgeniy Polyanin Monday “for their part in perpetuating Sodinokibi/Revil ransomware incidents against the United States.” The Treasury added that the two are “part of a cybercriminal group that has engaged in ransomware activities and received more than $200 million in ransom payments paid in bitcoin and monero.”

The Treasury explained: “All property and interests in property of the designated targets that are subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. Additionally, any entities 50 percent or more owned by one or more designated persons are also blocked.”

The announcement describes:

While most virtual currency activity is licit, virtual currency remains the primary mechanism for ransomware payments, and certain unscrupulous virtual currency exchanges are an important piece of the ransomware ecosystem.

DOJ Seizes $6.1 Million in Funds Held at FTX Trading

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) independently announced Monday that it has seized $6.1 million from Polyanin, noting that both Polyanin and Vasinskyi have been “charged with deploying Sodinokibi/Revil ransomware to attack businesses and government entities in the United States.”

The $6.1 million in funds seized are traceable to alleged ransom payments received by Polyanin, the Justice Department said. The funds were held in an “FTX Trading Limited account” in the name of “Evegnii Igorevich Polianin” and/or “Evgeniy Igorevich Polyanin,” the DOJ’s seizure warrant shows.

According to blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis, both individuals received substantial amounts of cryptocurrency. The firm detailed that across all sanctioned addresses named:

Polyanin received over $11.5 million worth of bitcoin and over $2 million worth of USDT_ETH, while Vasinskyi received over $900,000 worth of bitcoin.

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India Plans to ‘Fast Track’ New Cryptocurrency Bill, Seeks to Take ‘Middle Path’ to Regulate Crypto: Report

India Plans to 'Fast Track' New Cryptocurrency Bill, Seeks to Take 'Middle Path' to Regulate Crypto: Report

The Indian government is reportedly trying to “fast track” a modified cryptocurrency bill to be introduced in the winter session of parliament. India’s crypto legislation is expected to take a “middle path” approach to balance all stakeholders’ concerns.

India Reportedly Modifying Crypto Bill to Introduce at the Start of Winter Session of Parliament

India is currently working on cryptocurrency regulation. The government is now considering taking a “middle path” that balances all stakeholders’ concerns to regulate cryptocurrencies, the Economic Times reported Monday, citing an unnamed government source.

An outright ban on cryptocurrencies is not seen as feasible given a large number of Indians are investing in crypto assets, the person explained, adding that making cryptocurrencies legal tender, as El Salvador did, is not an option either. The source said:

A balance has to be found … A middle path that balances the concerns of all stakeholders is more likely.

Policymakers were recently given a presentation, including by the finance ministry, on cryptocurrency, the publication conveyed. It covered the pros and cons of cryptocurrencies, regulation by other countries, crypto investments by Indians, and the view of the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on crypto. India’s central bank has repeatedly said that it has “serious concerns” about crypto which have been communicated to the government.

Another presentation will likely be made on cryptocurrency taxation, the source said, noting that the crypto legislation will go to the Cabinet after legal vetting, which is expected to be in the upcoming winter session of parliament. The winter session starts on Nov. 29.

In addition, CNBC-TV18 reported Monday that the Indian government is working on modifying a proposed cryptocurrency bill. The publication also cited unnamed sources who said the bill is likely to be introduced at the start of the winter session of parliament.

In June 2019, the Indian Ministry of Finance published a draft cryptocurrency bill titled “Banning of Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill.” It recommends banning all cryptocurrencies except state-issued ones. In January this year, a similarly titled bill was listed for consideration in Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s parliament. However, it was not introduced. Since then, several reports suggest that the government is planning to regulate crypto as an asset class in India instead of banning it. In September, the chairman of India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance explained that cryptocurrency legislation in India will be “distinct and unique.”

The news outlet further noted Monday that finance ministry officials are trying to “fast track” a modified cryptocurrency bill.

Meanwhile, the RBI is also working on a central bank digital currency (CBDC), planning to unveil a digital rupee model by year-end. The state-backed digital currency is expected to be launched in phases.

Do you think India will come up with a positive crypto regulation? Let us know in the comments section below.

International Chess Federation Will Launch the Sport’s Global NFT Marketplace on FreeTON

FIDE, the International Chess Federation, has become the first global sports federation to launch its own NFT marketplace. It announced a partnership with core developers of FreeTON, TON Labs, to launch ChessNFT.com – a new chess non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystem.

Full marketplace functionality is scheduled for later this month, to coincide with the upcoming World Championship in Dubai. ChessNFT hopes to welcome a new demographic to the world of blockchain, attracting both players and fans of chess alike.

International Chess Federation Will Launch the Sport’s Global NFT Marketplace on FreeTON

Users will be able to bid on and purchase chess-related NFTs featuring iconic match moments, unique collectibles, chess related art, and much more. The platform’s interface will accommodate the use of both fiat and cryptocurrencies.

Most interestingly, these NFTs will be in the new TrueNFT format on the Everscale Network. Everscale is the new name for the recently rebranded FreeTON network. TrueNFTs bring a number of benefits over existing formats, although the headline feature must surely be the storage of the actual media files on the blockchain itself.

FIDE’s decision to partner with the Everscale Network is a great coup for the blockchain, and recognises its potential to process global transactions on a massive scale. This is made possible through the network’s multi-threading features enabling several workchains which dynamically scale to meet user demand.

This isn’t chess’s first dalliance with the world of NFTs, as last month Magnus Carlsen won an NFT trophy in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. A replica trophy was also auctioned off, with the winner also getting the chance to play with Carlsen.

International Chess Federation Will Launch the Sport’s Global NFT Marketplace on FreeTON


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As Bitcoin Soared Past $68K, Plan B Says Floor Model Shows BTC Reaching ‘$100K This Year’

As Bitcoin Soared Past $68K, Plan B Says Floor Model Shows BTC Reaching '$100K This Year'

On November 8, 2021, the price of bitcoin reached an all-time high of $68,564 per unit at 10:57 p.m. (ET) on Monday evening. Meanwhile, Plan B, the creator of the bitcoin price model called stock-to-flow (S2F), has correctly predicted the last three months of bitcoin prices and recently said that based on the floor model the price will reach $100K this year.

‘Bitcoin Looking Strong’ — Plan B’s Poll Results Show 40% of Voters Believe $100K Will Happen This Year

Four months ago in June, Plan B tweeted that his “worst-case scenario for 2021” bitcoin (BTC) prices “on-chain based” would be “Aug>47K, Sep>43K, Oct>63K, Nov>98K, Dec>135K.” During the first week of August, Plan B reconfirmed his confidence in the price forecast and said “$64K was not the top.”

After correctly predicting the bitcoin prices for the months of August, September, and October, Plan B has been discussing BTC’s current price run-up during the first week of November. On November 3, Plan B tweeted that bitcoin’s “Relative Strength Index [is] 72” and further noted that “bitcoin [is] looking strong.”

Two days later, Plan B published a poll asking his 1.4 million Twitter followers if they thought bitcoin would reach “$500K, $288K (S2FX model), $100K (S2F model), or will BTC stay below $100K… by Christmas 2021?”

The poll got 242,008 votes before closing and 39.8% said it would reach $100K per unit. 31.4% of Plan B’s voters who participated in the poll believe the price could hit $288K, while 23.8% have the opinion that BTC will stay below $100K. 5% of the 242,008 votes believe there is a chance BTC will hit $500K per unit.

S2F Model Predicts $100K Average, S2FX Model Predicts $288K Average

The same day the pseudo-anonymous analyst further asked his followers “Are you ready for +$10K daily candles?” Two days later, Plan B said “bitcoin long-term momentum is rising fast.”

About six hours before bitcoin (BTC) tapped an all-time high on Monday evening, Plan B once again spoke about the six-digit price prediction.

“As you know S2F model predicts $100K average for this halving period (and based on floor model we reach $100K this yr),” Plan B said. “But S2FX model predicts $288K average this cycle (we need some real fireworks in 2022 for that). Let’s see where this 2nd leg of the bull market will take us,” the analyst added.

What do you think about Plan B’s stock-to-flow (S2F) bitcoin price predictions? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Latest West Africa Art Fair Features NFTs, Organizers Highlight Importance of Blockchain

The organizers of Art X Lagos, a West Africa art exhibition, recently kickstarted a non-fungible token (NFT) art fair that features the works of African artists drawn from more than six countries.

Blockchain Provides Important Opportunity for Artists

In a statement made on Art X Lagos’ website, the organizers argue that blockchain is now providing digital artists with an opportunity to sell their work. They added that such a paradigm shift opens up the possibility of a more decentralized and more collaborative economy, where creators can lead the way towards a more inclusive, and more diverse society.

To demonstrate the extent of Art X Lagos’ determination, the organizers, alongside Superrare — a digital art market on the Ethereum blockchain — recently kickstarted the art fair. According to a report, the physical version of this fair began on November 4 and was expected to end on November 7. The online fair, on the other hand, is expected to end on November 21.

NFTs Getting More Support in Africa

Meanwhile, in their statement, the organizers also took to time to explain why they are especially supportive of NFTs. The statement explains:

As West Africa’s first international art fair, Art X Lagos recognises the importance of contributing to the development of our rich burgeoning African digital art scene, and with this project, we hope to provide a glimpse into the future of art-making and collection on the continent, whilst highlighting the enormous potential of NFTs in the development of Africa’s creative ecosystems.

Prior to the fair’s commencement, a prominent Nigerian artist and co-curator of the exhibition, Osinachi, was quoted expressing his appreciation of the work Art X Lagos is doing to help Africa’s digital artists.

He added that he would use his own experience as a digital artist to lay the groundwork for the success of other African artists who he says are poised to explore the space.

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Makaveli Album 25th Anniversary Digital Collection Available Now

PRESS RELEASE. Hollywood, CA Riskie Forever, renowned creator of the iconic album cover art of “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”, steps onto the digital collectibles stage in partnership with Zelus for a truly unique NFT collection. Beginning on November 5th, the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed album’s release, Zelus will release a series of twenty-five NFTs every day for seven days, each one inspired by the cover art of the Death Row Records classic.

The collection will features all new digital artwork inspired by Riskie Forever’s original album artwork. Each day, Zelus will release different limited editions of video artwork paired with physical items created by Riskie. The campaign will culminate on the seventh day with the release of a 3D NFT of the album cover.

“Our studio was founded on the idea of creating NFTs that are not only potentially valuable, but also hold unique meaning for collectors and fans,” noted Dale Alexander, Chief of Creative for Zelus. “It doesn’t get much more meaningful than celebrating an iconic artist and one of rap music’s all-time greats in one collection.”

Elevating the historic nature of this collection, Zelus has re-obtained the original artwork for the album cover of “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”, crafted by Riskie in 1996, which was shared with Tupac just days before his untimely death. One holder of a Makaveli Forever Edition NFT will receive this one-of-a-kind piece of Hip Hop history. Other winners of 1-of-1 auctions will receive items like a stained glass version of the art, original feedback notes between Riskie and Tupac, and a new 25th anniversary commission piece by Riskie.

“I remember giving Pac the painting officially, I knew then this was something special,” said Riskie Forever. “Now to be able to celebrate that legacy while creating something truly new and unique – that’s something I’m incredibly proud to be a part of.”

Fans can explore the collection by heading to Makaveli.io. Users will link their wallet with OpenSea, and have the ability to handle transactions in ETH and other supported crypto currencies.



After spending time as a graffiti artist, Riskie, inspired by Ms. Marta Farris: his high school art teacher, took his talents to a mall kiosk, achieving some level of success. Death Row CEO and rap mogul, Suge Knight introduced Riskie to Tupac Shakur, and this changed the trajectory of his career. Riskie’s first project for Death Row was the insert for Tupac’s “All Eyez On Me” album. Based on the quality of his first assignment, Riskie was commissioned again to complete the album cover for Tupac’s “Makaveli: The 7 Day Theory”. Though Tupac never received the opportunity to see the outcome of the new album due to his untimely death, he was able to witness Riskie’s finished product for the album cover as a painting. Other members of Death Row began to embrace Riskie as well. He did several album covers for the label to include “Death Row’s Greatest Hits” and “Death Row’s Christmas Album”, album covers and inserts for Snoop on the “Snoop Doggy Dog’s Tha Doggfather” album, Daz Dillinger’s “Retaliation”, “Revenge and Get Back”, and Nate Dogg’s “G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 &; 2”.



Zelus is a 1-stop shop for the creation and issuance of NFTs, offering all the expertise necessary in a single company. From IP to creative to marketing to technical to investment, the company offers the full suite of services from an idea’s infancy to full production and execution.

Creative experts work with IP holders to identify the best way to package their legacy into a meaningful digital collectible. The team has extensive intellectual property expertise, providing the necessary consulting to NFT issuers. The technical team manually mints NFTs allowing for dynamic functionality that would otherwise be unobtainable. Zelus marketing and creative teams work closely with the IP holder to ensure the NFT released is not only artistic, but also commercially attractive.




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